Park District Program & Closure Updates

UPDATE 4/2/20 at 12:40 PM

A JOINT MESSAGE FROM THE VILLAGE OF LOMBARD AND THE LOMBARD PARK DISTRICT 

As concerns about coronavirus continue to grip our nation, our highest priority remains the health and well-being of our residents, employees, and first responders. We are ALL in this together.

The Village of Lombard and the Lombard Park District are working together to implore our community to adhere to the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Mandate and to follow guidelines from the CDC, including social distancing.

While many of our community members are doing their part to flatten the curve and help save lives, others are disregarding the Governor’s Executive Order and the CDC guidelines, including ignoring playground closure signs, continuing to congregate in groups in neighborhoods, and gathering for outdoor sports and recreational activities. At this time, one’s personal enjoyment must take a back seat to public safety and the wellness of all.

We understand that staying at home can be challenging. We believe that the many parks, trails, and open spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide. However, it is not acceptable to congregate in groups.

The Lombard Police Department and the Lombard Park District are working cooperatively together on enforcement, including dispersing groups using playgrounds or athletic fields. Lombard Police are monitoring these areas and ask for your voluntary compliance.

Help Us Help You! Tips on how you can help:

  • Refrain from using parks/trails if you or someone in your household are exhibiting symptoms of illness,
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to, during, and after the use of parks or trails.
  • Pack and utilize disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers.
  • Warn other visitors of your presence as you pass on trails/paths and step aside to let others pass.
  • Avoid congregating in neighborhoods and parks. Do not gather in groups for sports or picnicking.
  • Always observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals. If this is not possible, find an alternate location or park.
  • Teach children the importance of social distancing and help them find other ways to connect with friends. Stress the importance of being responsible and respectful of others.

We hope to continue providing safe opportunities for the community to get outside and enjoy fresh air, but if forced to do so, further steps may need to be taken in order to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. The Village and the Park District will continue to monitor and act on recommendations from our federal, state and regional public health partners. We appreciate your commitment to these principals. We will get through this together #LombardStrong.

Sincerely,

Lombard Village Manager and the Lombard Park District

UPDATE 4/1/20 at 9:10 AM

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE LOMBARD PARK DISTRICT 

In accordance with the extension of Illinois’ Stay at Home Order, the Lombard Park District remains closed through April 30.

The following facilities are closed to the public:
– Sunset Knoll Recreation Center
– Madison Meadow Athletic Center
– Lombard Community Building
– Lombard Golf Course

Additionally, all Lombard Park District playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, skate park, and athletic fields (baseball, softball, football, soccer) remain CLOSED.

It is impossible for youth to maintain a safe social distance while playing team sports. Please consider all sports fields in the community closed to all team sports play and practice until further notice. We are not able to police this closure or physically barricade all sports fields from use. We must count on parents and the community to ensure that social distancing efforts are as successful as possible. We encourage you to continue to stay active and healthy through physical exercise by visiting our numerous parks and walking paths. Just remember to maintain the recommended social distancing guidelines.

We also ask our patrons, members, guests and employees to continue to follow the CDC and Health Department recommendations to stop the spread of germs as listed below.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Just a reminder, there will not be staff on hand to answer phones during the Stay at Home Order now through April 30. We will do our best to respond to you Monday – Friday between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm via email.

The Lombard Park District continues to closely monitor guidance from the DuPage County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization, and rely on their expertise and recommendations to continue to inform decisions.

UPDATE 3/26/20 at 12:12 PM

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE LOMBARD PARK DISTRICT 

In accordance with Executive Order issued by Governor Pritzker, all Lombard Park District playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, disc golfing courses and athletic fields (baseball, softball, football, soccer) are closed. Lombard Park District has placed signage at all of our playground locations.

It is impossible for youth to maintain a safe social distance while playing team sports. Please consider all sports fields in the community closed to all team sports play and practice until further notice. We are not able to police this closure or physically barricade all sports fields from use. We must count on parents and the community to ensure that social distancing efforts are as successful as possible. We encourage you to continue to stay active and healthy through physical exercise by visiting our numerous parks and walking paths. Just remember to maintain the recommended social distancing guidelines.

We also ask our patrons, members, guests and employees to continue to follow the CDC and Health Department recommendations to stop the spread of germs as listed below.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

The Lombard Park District continues to closely monitor guidance from the DuPage County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization, and rely on their expertise and recommendations to continue to inform decisions.

UPDATE 3/23/20 at 11:30 AM

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE LOMBARD PARK DISTRICT 

Lombard Park District Patrons,
As many of you know on Friday, March 20 Governor Pritzker issued a new Executive Order requiring all Illinoisans to stay at home beginning Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm through April 7, 2020. The statewide order is comprehensive and will impact all aspects of life within Illinois. With that being said, all Lombard Park District programs, facilities, and events will be suspended during this time.

Regarding the Outdoors and Playgrounds:  
The Order specifically states that individuals may leave their residence to engage in outdoor activity such as walking, hiking, running, or biking and may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas if they comply with the Social Distancing Requirements defined in the order, however playgrounds must be closed.

We ask our patrons, members, guests and employees to continue to follow the CDC and Health Department recommendations to stop the spread of germs as listed below.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

There will not be staff on hand to answer phones during the “Stay at Home” Order taking place beginning March 21 at 5:00 pm through April 7. We will do our best to respond to you Monday-Friday between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm via email.

The Lombard Park District thanks you for your patience and understanding during this serious time. We ask that you take all precautions and stay healthy.

UPDATE 3/21/20 at 9:17 AM

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE LOMBARD PARK DISTRICT 

Per Governor Pritzker’s stay at home order, effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, all Lombard Park District Playgrounds are closed until further notice. Trails will continue to remain open, however please adhere to the following:

  • Refrain from using trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.
  • While on trails, warn other users of your presence as you pass, and step aside to let others pass.
  • Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports and other group hangouts, and maintain proper physical distance at all times.
  • Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
  • Consult local and state ordinances and guidelines for the most up to date recommendations on park and trail use.

UPDATE 3/17/20 at 4:53 PM

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE LOMBARD PARK DISTRICT & MADISON MEADOW ATHLETIC CENTER

Lombard Park District Patrons,
Thank you for your patience regarding recent facility closures and suspension of programs. We want to inform you of our current plans regarding refunds and credits:

  • MMAC Memberships: Members of the Madison Meadow Athletic Center that have paid in full will have their membership extended for the length of closure. Members who are on installment billing will not be charged during this closure. Their accounts will be adjusted accordingly when our facility reopens. Please note the installment billing did not take place on March 15.
  • Club Rec, Kiddie Campus Preschool and other programs with automatic billing will not be billed during the closure. All automatic billings will be suspended until further notice.
  • Currently all programs and events are suspended. We are working on a plan to reschedule or cancel based on the reopening date. In the event programs are canceled, refunds will be issued accordingly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@lombardparks.com or call Sunset Knoll Recreation Center at 630-620-7322. Thank you for your patience and understanding! We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

UPDATE 3/16/20 at 3:50 PM

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE LOMBARD PARK DISTRICT & MADISON MEADOW ATHLETIC CENTER

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak widens across the state and region, the Madison Meadow Athletic Center continues to be proactive in monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the DuPage County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control. Effective as of March 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm, the Madison Meadow Athletic Center will be closed through the end of March. We will continue to monitor the situation over the next two weeks.

UPDATE 3/13/20 at 4:45 PM

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE LOMBARD PARK DISTRICT

In an effort to protect our community from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective tomorrow, March 14, 2020, the Lombard Park District has suspended all programs and special events until further notice. Public access to most of our facilities will be closed.

Plans for class make-ups and/or refunds will be determined at a later date.

Please know that at this time there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Lombard, IL.
 We ask our patrons, members, guests and employees to continue to follow the CDC and Health Department recommendations to stop the spread of germs as listed below.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented event. Please continue to check our website and social media for further updates.

 

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